07-21-2012, 03:56 PM
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1976 29' Ambassador
, Officially SD but are traveling full time.
Join Date: Sep 2007
Need materials for repairing double pane windows.
Like most others that have the 1970s double pane windows, I want to remove the mylar film that is bubbling off of the inner surface of the outer panes. I am letting access to the parts and materials I need to dictate whether I go with the single or double pane option.
I am starting with the double pane option but need some specific materials. Problem is, I am not sure where I can get some of them.
Thanks to Zep and his blog on repairing double pane windows. I found the Butyl (http://www.dkhardware.com/search/butyl). It looks like we can now order individual rolls.
Besides the small list of tools, I will also need:
Desiccant (what is this called)/dry nitrogen (where do we get this stuff)
Short, Olympic like 1/8' rivets. My 1976 window frames use an Olympic rivet that has a small head. Fastenal has some 1/8” button rivets that might work but I would rather use the Olympics.
Outside gasket material for 6 windows. (Inland/Vintage?)
Rubber gasket glue (3M-Inland/Vintage?)
U rubber/plastic channel (wrap outer edge of glass) for 6 windows that meet Zep's specs (still need a source)
Sikaflex (guessing a tube for 3 Vista Views)
In the mean time I will be working on the single pane option. Looks like I may have found a material that meets all the demands of the single pane application (vistas and stack) and will remain sealed. Will test and report on my findings.